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Binger trying anything probably at this point. KR had a convincing bawling fit breakdown on stand while first discussing getting chased, they had to take a break.
 

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Wow, that's not incoherent at all. Maybe someone needs to install an immobilizer on the judge's bench. If he blows more than 0.05, the court is in recess.
Yeah, I think the prosecutor made a good argument based upon the new testimony.
 

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Binger trying anything probably at this point. KR had a convincing bawling fit breakdown on stand while first discussing getting chased, they had to take a break.
Some of the HLN lawyers commenting on that incident thought he was faking.
 

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I thought there was a significant chance he was faking it, but it is hard not to give a person the benefit of a doubt.
 

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Looking again, I couldn't see any tears so who knows. Probably unnecessary at this point though, unless preparing for fakes during cross-exam.

 

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That is unimpressive fake crying! You know what to look for. Like when the WR takes a dive and looks at the ref immediately afterwards... 'did ya buy it?' as Rittenhouse does likewise. If it were from the prosecution, I could more believe it, as he is being attacked and confronted. Everything the Defense is doing, was practiced. So it seems so unlikely that he'd suddenly be overcome.

If he weren't a sociopath, he'd have turned himself in with the Cops after the three killings.

article said:
"I went down there to provide first aid," Rittenhouse testified, adding that he brought along his medical supplies as well as his AR-style semiautomatic rifle.
*poking wound with AR-15*
Damn it, the wound isn't healing.


For fuck sakes! I went to help... with my gun. Just like when the ambulance showed up when my Dad was suffering a seizure, the medics carried in their medical equipment and several guns.

It was self defense! People were acting oddly around me while I carried my AR-15 around. It made me nervous! I only shot them when they showed me they had a gun.
 
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Looking again, I couldn't see any tears so who knows. Probably unnecessary at this point though, unless preparing for fakes during cross-exam.


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His whole race has been struck by tragedy ever since our vicious ruling class turned loose its pet savages on us.
 

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If he weren't a sociopath, he'd have turned himself in with the Cops after the three killings.

He did so about an hour after the 2 killings, of 4 targeted.
He talked to the police almost right after killing the third person. That he'd leave out the part about him being the shooter is not something that goes in his favor column.
 

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He said he did tell them, but they told him to get out of there.



So that was over trying to introduce this evidence, which he had not allowed.


Binger says should be because KR testified he knows you can't use deadly force to protect property and also testified about what he said to yellow pants guy that night. That guy had said to him in a video that KR had pointed his gun at him for sitting on a car. And KR testified he replied to him "I did" but he testified he was being sarcastic (a blatant lie).

So he started to introduce that earlier incident, "you had previously indicated you wished you had your AR 15 to protect someone's property, correct." And the judge was not having it.
 

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Here's the judge having difficulty with those consarned newfangled notions like zoom.

 

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Well, if the zoom algorithm is interpolating between existing pixels when you zoom in, then technically new pixels are added.

But all of this, including the Rittenhouse cross-examination by the hipster doofus prosecutor is just smoke and mirrors to detract from the fact that this was very clearly self defense.
 

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For fuck sakes! I went to help... with my gun. Just like when the ambulance showed up when my Dad was suffering a seizure, the medics carried in their medical equipment and several guns.
Your dad had a seizure in the middle of some violent riots?
 
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Apparently the prosecutors think so. That's why there is a trial.
That does not mean that there is a legitimate reason for him being prosecuted. This is a political trial. Kyle Rittenhouse is being scapegoated to detract from the colossal failures of the Kenosha mayor.


If someone tries to rob a liquor store and the clerk pulls a gun is the robber entitled to claim self defense. Your argument breaks down severely in the real world.
This is not akin to stopping an armed robbery. This is some rioters (two of them felons) attacking a kid who defended himself.
 

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The "drove to another state" is a BS claim by KR opponents. The fact is, Kyle was already in Kenosha because he has connections to the town. And the town is only ~20 miles from his hometown of Antioch.

Gaige Grosskreutz is from Milwaukee, and has no connections to Kenosha. What was he doing there?
 

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No. I don't think there's any question Rittenhouse was defending himself. To me the issue is whether he was legally allowed to at that point. If he initiated the violence he doesn't get to shoot when he finds himself on the losing end.


Say A initiates violence, B decides to go after A, A runs away, B gives chase, both have guns, and B shoots and is going to kill A unless A shoots back. Does A have a legal obligation not to shoot back, even though that means certain death?

I don't know exactly where the line falls in this regard.


If that is the law, it looks like a pretty bad one: A person on the run would have to choose between getting killed and breaking the law. The rational choice would almost certainly be to break the law and shoot, which might or might not get him killed years later, depending on the punishment for shooting back and of course whether he actually gets caught. There is still a question as to whether that's a morally acceptable choice, of course: maybe it would be rational but immoral to shoot back, yet permissible but irrational not to! However, there probably are plenty of cases that do not fall into that category because it's not immoral to shoot back - e.g., at least, most of the cases in which the violence that was initiated did not amount to something for which he deserves to be executed.
 

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It is absolutely clear cut. In all 4 instances, the persons were actively attacking Rittenhouse, and Rittenhouse had been actively fleeing in all the cases. Even *Grosskreutz himself* admitted as much, that Rittenhouse was in danger of significant harm, in hist cross examination!

Have you all even been watching the trial? Have you *seen* the videos?

Again, self-defense by deadly force only applies to a threat of imminent death or great bodily harm. I'm not sure what video you've seen that you think shows that for every shot fired.
I've enumerated this plenty of times, and I notice that pretty much no one, except at least Toni, has even tried to talk about the specifics.

1) Rosenbaum: Rosenbaum chased after and corned Rittenhouse with a friend of his who shot a handgun into the air. This apparently was all in response to Rittenhouse putting out fires that Rosenbaum and his friend's had started. Rosenbaum *articulated* that he was going to kill Rittenhouse. Again, after chasing and cornering Rittenhouse, Rosenbaum lunges at Rittenhouse and attempts to -- or actually manages to -- grab Rosenbaum's weapon. It is only at this point that Rittenhouse shoots Rosenbaum. Note, this is clear from several video sources, including various persons, a drone, and a police helicopter. And eyewitness testimony of the guy that was in the same parking lot trying to record it.

2) The second guy, "jump-kick guy" (he is unidentified, he is wearing blue I believe) kicks Rittenhouse in the head while Rittenhouse is on the ground having fallen after being chased by a mob (or otherwise "angry, agitated group of people") screaming to get him and "cranium him". Again, this is all on video from several angles. Rittenhouse shoots this guy, and apparently doesn't hit him. Then Huber knocks Rittenhouse in the head with his skateboard and manages to actually grab the gun which is when Rittenhouse shoots him. Even Grosskruetz admits under oath that he perceived Rittenhouse to be in danger at this point, particularly of head trauma -- his words unelicited by the defense attorney cross-examining him! Now, Grosskreutz first claimed that he was only sort of "following" the mob, not chasing Rittenhouse, without a gun. After cross examination, he admits that he was actually "running towards" Rittenhouse with a gun in his hand. Now, after Huber is shot, Grosskruetz basically stops in his tracks and sort of jumps up with his arms near his head. Grosskruetz claims that Rittenhouse shot him at this point, but in my opinion, the video's don't even show Rittenhouse pointing the gun at Grosskruetz *until* Grosskruetz points the handgun that he had in his hand at Rittenhouse's head, at which point he is shot.

What part of this do you think disqualifies Rittenhouse from making a valid self-defense claim? Every single one of the people shot by Rittenhouse was either actively attacking him, or chasing him and pointing a gun at his head.
There are some unsupported allegations in your post that really skew your argument.

You say "Rosenbaum chased after and corned Rittenhouse with a friend of his who shot a handgun into the air. This apparently was all in response to Rittenhouse putting out fires that Rosenbaum and his friend's had started" but do you have evidence Rosenbum was friends with anyone else there, that Rosenbaum started fires, or that Rittenhouse put those fires out?

The only fires I know about that Rosenbaum had something to do with was a dumpster fire. I don't believe evidence of who started it has been presented. There is evidence Rittenhouse ran towards the dumpster fire but not that he put one out, or even attempted to put it out.

And there is no evidence Rittenhouse was being chased by a 'mob'.

People were following him because he was an active shooter who had just fatally wounded someone. Mostly they were keeping their distance, though. It was only couple of very brave men who confronted Rittenhouse directly and tried to disarm him.
1) In a previous post I already said that the fire thing was speculation. Regardless, this isn't "skewed" because you can leave that out and it doesn't change the conclusion at all. The important point is there is *no evidence* that Rittenhouse provoked Rosenbaum. The prosecution was trying to say that Rittenhouse might have gone up to Rosenbaum beforehand, saying the helicopter evidence showed this. But those videos clearly show Rittenhouse running towards the parking lot originally, there was some speculation by the witness to that shooting about the cause, I don't recall atm. The point being, none of it involved provoking Rittenhouse. There is evidence of Rittenhouse putting out fires, like running around with a fire extinguisher, although, not when he was running towards the parking lot where the shooting occured

2) Yes, there absolutely is evidence he was chased by a mob. It's amazing, I already even gave you the alternative of "angry, agitated group of people". You call them "people were following him because he was an active shooter who had just fatally wounded someone.". That is exactly what I said, so you can withdraw the claim that there is no "evidence he was chased by a mob". You can call the group whatever you like, but this is just grasping at straws. Fine, a group of people running in the general direction of Rittenhouse, following him, yelling "get him" and "cranium him". Whatever you want to call it - we both know exactly what I'm talking about. The only fact about their intentions that matter is *whether they were intending to do Rittenhouse harm*. And all three members of that group who were shot were either clearly doing him harm actively attacking him), or could reasonablly be expected to -- running towards him with a handgun and pointing a handgun at him.

I don't know why you think anything that you stated changes the conclusions about the justified use of deadly force in this case -- it doesn't. You haven't even *attempted* to contradict that. Indeed, the very guy, Grosskruetz, who was shot by Rittenhouse, **himself on the stand claimed so**. He even admitted, **on the stand** that it would be reasonable for Rittenhouse in that context to fear for his life if someone ran at him with a gun. I don't think you are being honest about how devastating that cross examination was.
It seems to me that if you shoot and kill a man in front of a mob of people, it is not unreasonable to expect that at least some of them will give chase if you don’t do something like immediately call for the police. Why would any reasonable person assume they were the only vigilante in the crowd?
I really have no idea what point you are trying to make here. I'll grant you that it is reasonable for him to believe the crowd was trying to chase him, I think it was more than reasonable, given the video and audio evidence, for him to believe that the crowd was trying to harm him. OK. We agree.
 

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Again, you are just plain denying reality, or at the very least, completely ignorant of how the law works with regards to justifiable use of deadly force. In *every* single case that night Rittenhouse was completely justified in using his gun.

The self-defense defense for homicide is not available to use for any kind of threat, it only applies to threats of imminent death or great bodily harm. It's not at all clear cut that that is the case for every shot fired by KR.
It is absolutely clear cut. In all 4 instances, the persons were actively attacking Rittenhouse, and Rittenhouse had been actively fleeing in all the cases. Even *Grosskreutz himself* admitted as much, that Rittenhouse was in danger of significant harm, in hist cross examination!

Have you all even been watching the trial? Have you *seen* the videos?
Did you notice the video clip I posted above?

Grosskruetz testified that he raised his hands in surrender and Rittenhouse re-racked his weapon. And shot him.
Yes, I saw the whole testimony. "re-racking" his weapon doesn't make it an unjustified shooting. He didn't "surrender", he raised his hands and immediately lowered them to point his handgun at Kyle's head. Now, he may have been *intending* to surrender. But at this point, all Rittenhouse knows is that this guy was charging at him *with a gun in his hand extended towards him*. Note, that fact was admitted by Grosskruetz on cross examination, pretty much after he lied about that fact earlier!

Notice, the other guy, right next to Grosskruetz without a weapon who held his hands up *didn't get shot*.
You're not telling the whole story. I too saw the testimony. KR fired his weapon at Grosskreutz while he had his hands up. There was no bullet in the chamber so no bullet to fire. KR then re-racked his weapon and that's when G lowered his arms fearing for his own life. He just didn't have the guts to pull the trigger. If he had he might still have his arm.

You're description was, to say the least, a little self-serving. I won't say what I really think of it.
No, I'm responding to *exactly those claims* as brought up by Toni, I'm not leaving out anything. But fine, this is merely what Grosskreutz claims, after being caught in a major lie about having a firearm by the way. There is no evidence that Rittenhouse shot him in the videos when he had his hands up, and indeed, it doesn't seem like Rittenhouse's gun was pointed anywhere but off to the side while he was barely able to sit up straight after having shot Huber. But *regardless* at this point, all Rittenhouse knows is that Grosskruetz is *running at him with a gun in his hand pointed towards him*.
Grossreutz knew that Rittenhouse had shot a man before giving chase and had just witnessed him kill another man. Grosskreutz is the one who had reason to fear Rittenhouse. He just killed 2 men.

As fir ‘barely being able to sit up straight’ after killing Huber, we’re supposed to believe he was prostrated with grief? I don’t think so. He wasn’t too injured to have killed Huber abs he tried to kill Grosskreutz..
Toni, again, **it is entirely irrelevant what Grosskruetz believe at the time**. You are making no sense.
 

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Rittenhouse may be found guilty of carrying the rifle underage. That is a misdemeanor, with, I think, a maximum of something like 90 days in jail.

You are being very emotionally reactionary about this and I disagree because your argument is shallow. Rittenhouse could be found guilty of such thing easily you have mentioned in this post, but your other posts show shallow dismissal of a reasoned middle ground. Whether or not KR is guilty of other things is not a thing you want to even think about it and he could easily be, provided those things have a factual and documented basis, able to be proved and demonstrated to an impartially minded jury or judge. Of course, he might not even be charged with the right crimes, much like Zimmerman wasn't comprehensively charged of the crimes that could _all_ be proved. So, for example, KR could easily also be guilty of reckless endangerment due to bringing and putting an illegally obtained gun on display and his motivations to hurt people, thus showing a reckless disregard for life. He could also be guilty of serious armed assault, provided certain things can be established in regard to the armed person he shot. Charges of murder are a bit extreme, sure, but don't throw the baby out with the bath water simply because you are getting emotional.
This is just your own emotional response that because I disagree with your conclusions I somehow am not considering "a reasoned middle ground", and in the context of this thread, it should be clear I am talking about the charges as they exist. Your hypotheticals are just that - hypotheticals.

But even in your hypothetical, merely possessing a weapon, or as you put it, "putting it on display" is not illegal, unless it is illegally *brandished*. And no, for the specific instances we are talking about, e.g. the two people killed and the two people shot at, I am fairly certain after watching the videos and listening to the testimony that there are no grounds for any charges like armed assault. Everyone of those instances is a clear-cut case of self-defense. About as clear cut as it gets, especially considering the amount of footage available.

No, and now you are being political.

Let's review.

You: start claiming a bunch of people in the thread are "disgusting." Yes, that is emotional, especially in the context of being polarized, lacking a critically thought out argument regarding a middle ground.

You most recently: "This is just your emotional response..." No, it is not an emotional response. I am pointing out that your disdain for the other side has caused you to dismiss a reasonable middle ground
No, it hasn't. The myriad of video evidence conclusively showing that Rittenhouse acted in self defense, along with the eyewitness testimony, indeed, even the testimony of Grosskruetz himself is what causes me to dismiss *what you claim is a reasonable middle ground*. Your emotional need to believe that this is a reasonable middle ground is not something born out of my emotions. It is born out of yours. My disdain comes from the clear, and repeated avoidance of the relevant evidence by the "opposing side" -- not my words -- and has no bearing on whether or not I find your purported "reasonable middle ground" reasonable at all.

And the hypotheticals I was referring to where the hypotheticals you posited when you said things like:

"So, for example, KR could easily also be guilty of reckless endangerment due to bringing and putting an illegally obtained gun on display and his motivations to hurt people, thus showing a reckless disregard for life. He could also be guilty of serious armed assault, provided certain things can be established in regard to the armed person he shot."

Those are purely hypothetical reasons why he could be found guilty under those charges. Their is no evidence for any of that, and indeed, the extensive video, audio, and eyewitness testimony establish quite clearly that it isn't the case, and he was justified in using his gun to shoot those people.

Sorry for messing up the quoting, still getting used to the new forum.
 
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Wow, that's not incoherent at all. Maybe someone needs to install an immobilizer on the judge's bench. If he blows more than 0.05, the court is in recess.
Seriously? You think that was incoherent? Do you understand how serious what the prosecution did here is?
 

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Again, you are just plain denying reality, or at the very least, completely ignorant of how the law works with regards to justifiable use of deadly force. In *every* single case that night Rittenhouse was completely justified in using his gun.

The self-defense defense for homicide is not available to use for any kind of threat, it only applies to threats of imminent death or great bodily harm. It's not at all clear cut that that is the case for every shot fired by KR.

Sufficient numbers constitutes such a threat even with no weapons involved.

If he has clean hands the second and third cases look justified. I do not think he has clean hands, though.
Loren, you imagine all sorts of things. Explain what evidence exists that Rittenhouse "didn't have clean hands", and as a bonus, please site the relevant statute about how that would affect his claim of self-defense in the case of Rosenbaum, vis a vis the *facts on the ground* of that shooting.
Loren does have an incredible propensity to seeking the hypothetical. Loren also has a very low bar for what is deemed self defense shootings. A very low bar. That even he questions what occurred should cause one to pause and reflect.
No, because it is entirely based on Lorens feeling that Rittenhouse "didn't have clean hands". Which is pure unmitigated bullshit.
 

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Has this whole trial been televised? I've not been following but today it made the Yahoo headlines.

The charges were over-reaching from the start, given Amerika's love of guns and the Freedumb to self-defend. Prosecution should have focused on the illegal possession of the fire-arm, itself a serious misdemeanor carrying a longish jail term.

Was there some way the illegal possession could have been charged as a felony? Was there no way to make the illegal possession over-ride self-defense and make the murders illegal?

Maybe they're better than whatever's in 2nd place, but I think some rules of evidence are flawed. Rittenhouse once bragged about wishing he'd brought his gun so he could kill him some shoplifters?? And the jurors, wise enough to decide Rittenhouse's future, are not wise enough to listen to facts? His crime might not meet the technical requirement of "depraved-heart murder," but he seems to have a depraved heart.

It is assholes like Rittenhouse — or the adults who filled him with hatred and gave him access to a gun — who have helped turn the U.S.A. into a shit-hole country.
 

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It is assholes like Rittenhouse — or the adults who filled him with hatred and gave him access to a gun — who have helped turn the U.S.A. into a shit-hole country.

No, it is assholes like Rosenberg, Huber and Grosskreutz, as well as elsewhere assholes like Colinford Mattis and Urooj Rahman that are threatening to turn this country into a shithole country with their regular violent rioting whenever they feel upset about something.

If there weren't violent unrests in Kenosha over several days, Rittenhouse would have just chilled and we all would not know his name
 

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It is assholes like Rittenhouse — or the adults who filled him with hatred and gave him access to a gun — who have helped turn the U.S.A. into a shit-hole country.

No, it is assholes like Rosenberg, Huber and Grosskreutz, as well as elsewhere assholes like Colinford Mattis and Urooj Rahman that are threatening to turn this country into a shithole country with their regular violent rioting whenever they feel upset about something.
So for you, arming 17-year old racists — Rittenhouse is a Proud Boys wannabe — with assault weapons and having them assist police is part of the solution?
 

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For fuck sakes! I went to help... with my gun. Just like when the ambulance showed up when my Dad was suffering a seizure, the medics carried in their medical equipment and several guns.
Your dad had a seizure in the middle of some violent riots?

So clearly and unambiguously self defense that when Rittenhouse immediately sees a police car, he tells then about him shooting of three people and surrenders.
 

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So clearly and unambiguously self defense that when Rittenhouse immediately sees a police car, he tells then about him shooting of three people and surrenders.

Clearly. It was a mistake to charge Rittenhouse with any crime to which self-defense is a defense. Did prosecutors feel obligated to over-charge to avoid another round of riots?

This is George Zimmerman all over again. Rittenhouse's crime was to put himself — a callow little brat brandishing an assault rifle — in that position in the first place. I think depraved-heart statutes should have been applied, for which evidence the judge just suppressed would have had value.

My only legal expertise is watching Perry Mason 55 years ago. :) Why do I need to explain proper charging to prosecutors?
 

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So, he'll walk.
And like every teen that gets away with shit, he'll beging to believe he's untouchable.
He'll go on to start taking pot shots at demonstrations, Democrat campaign busses, or some such.
Until his next crime is so egregious even Trump as the Judge couldn't get him off.
 

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So, he'll walk.
And like every teen that gets away with shit, he'll beging to believe he's untouchable.
He'll go on to start taking pot shots at demonstrations, Democrat campaign busses, or some such.
Until his next crime is so egregious even Trump as the Judge couldn't get him off.
Are you kidding? Your description may fit someone like George Zimmerman, but do you think Rittenhouse's crying was feigned? Would it not be, somehow immoral to cry tears like that, and then return, almost donning a cape to be a vigilante?

Of course I didn't actually watch the tears. (Is all this being televised?) I did finally get around to watching the OJ trial — No, not the original but the staging for TV in which John Travolta played lawyer Shapiro.

No I think Kyle was a callow kid who has suddenly grown up. The question is: Has he grown to follow a good path or a bad one? What would be a joy is to see Kyle renounce his vigilante fetish and became an advocate for peace and prosperity among his generation — sure have the survivor join in — argue against guns. Let them reject the right-wing rhetoric, embrace truth; even join hands with Greta Thurnberg. (What's with these mushrooms? Have they changed the dosage?)

Will Kyle be convicted of the possession misdemeanor he's charged with? If so will he get the maximum sentence? (Seven months in jail or whatever it is.) If he IS raped he should feel free to come forward and request a transfer. From society's standpoint, the jail term will be valuable if that's the way for Kyle to find God and show a better path for other stupid American teenagers. (They say optimism is good — Maybe I should be glad I ate that mushroom.)
 

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If that is the law, it looks like a pretty bad one: A person on the run would have to choose between getting killed and breaking the law. The rational choice would almost certainly be to break the law and shoot, which might or might not get him killed years later, depending on the punishment for shooting back and of course whether he actually gets caught. There is still a question as to whether that's a morally acceptable choice, of course: maybe it would be rational but immoral to shoot back, yet permissible but irrational not to! However, there probably are plenty of cases that do not fall into that category because it's not immoral to shoot back - e.g., at least, most of the cases in which the violence that was initiated did not amount to something for which he deserves to be executed.
The point is, and has been shown by the prosecution's line of questioning, that KR knew quite clearly he was putting himself into a dangerous situation which reduces significantly his ability to claim self defense.

You can't climb into a WWF wrestling ring and then cry unfair when get your ass beat.
 
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Loren does have an incredible propensity to seeking the hypothetical. Loren also has a very low bar for what is deemed self defense shootings. A very low bar. That even he questions what occurred should cause one to pause and reflect.
No, because it is entirely based on Lorens feeling that Rittenhouse "didn't have clean hands". Which is pure unmitigated bullshit.
Really? The Clean Hands Doctrine is a well established tenet of law.
 

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So, he'll walk.
And like every teen that gets away with shit, he'll beging to believe he's untouchable.
He'll go on to start taking pot shots at demonstrations, Democrat campaign busses, or some such.
Until his next crime is so egregious even Trump as the Judge couldn't get him off.
Are you kidding? Your description may fit someone like George Zimmerman, but do you think Rittenhouse's crying was feigned? Would it not be, somehow immoral to cry tears like that, and then return, almost donning a cape to be a vigilante?
He didn't cry. That wasn't spontaneous. He was being questioned by the Defense. And all of that questioning is practiced. High profile defense case like this, being questioned by his own attorney, it is theater.

This was nothing but a dirty ploy to make it seem that Rittenhouse is anything but a sociopath, who allegedly went to Kenosha to help as an EMT, yet ended up shooting three people and not even confessing about his self defense shootings to the cops he talked to immediately after the shooting.
 

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Loren, you imagine all sorts of things. Explain what evidence exists that Rittenhouse "didn't have clean hands", and as a bonus, please site the relevant statute about how that would affect his claim of self-defense in the case of Rosenbaum, vis a vis the *facts on the ground* of that shooting.
Loren does have an incredible propensity to seeking the hypothetical. Loren also has a very low bar for what is deemed self defense shootings. A very low bar. That even he questions what occurred should cause one to pause and reflect.
No, because it is entirely based on Lorens feeling that Rittenhouse "didn't have clean hands". Which is pure unmitigated bullshit.
Had Rittenhouse acted in self-defense, he should have acted like he was acting in self-defense, instead of shooting people and then not telling the cops he talked to that he had shot those people in self-defense (or at all).

Then he cries on the stand about poor woe is me?! This kid is clearly a sociopath.
 

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So, he'll walk.
And like every teen that gets away with shit, he'll beging to believe he's untouchable.
He'll go on to start taking pot shots at demonstrations, Democrat campaign busses, or some such.
Until his next crime is so egregious even Trump as the Judge couldn't get him off.
Are you kidding? Your description may fit someone like George Zimmerman, but do you think Rittenhouse's crying was feigned?
It doesn't matter a damn. Real or feigned, it's a passing thing.
All this stress he's going through, if he's not punished at the end, he's going to feel that he never will.

Even if he's 'growing up' during this trial., the end result will determine the lasting effects. A whole bunch of people have dumped a lot of money into crafting his defense because of their ideology, and he's going to feel that these peopel will always come to his defense.

He's going to be like Luke in the cantina right after Obi Wan cut off that guy's arm. Luke did nothing, but he started swaggering like a victor, grabbing a drink off of a serving tray like he'd become the badass. Kyle's going to do the exact same thing. He'll shwo up at Proud Boys meetings as a hero and take it as his due.
 

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All this stress he's going through, if he's not punished at the end, he's going to feel that he never will.
Yup. He will remain a danger to all.
So much so in fact, that someone can probably shoot him on sight and claim self defense.
 

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So, he'll walk.
And like every teen that gets away with shit, he'll beging to believe he's untouchable.
He'll go on to start taking pot shots at demonstrations, Democrat campaign busses, or some such.
Until his next crime is so egregious even Trump as the Judge couldn't get him off.
Are you kidding? Your description may fit someone like George Zimmerman, but do you think Rittenhouse's crying was feigned? Would it not be, somehow immoral to cry tears like that, and then return, almost donning a cape to be a vigilante?
He didn't cry. That wasn't spontaneous. He was being questioned by the Defense. And all of that questioning is practiced. High profile defense case like this, being questioned by his own attorney, it is theater.

This was nothing but a dirty ploy to make it seem that Rittenhouse is anything but a sociopath, who allegedly went to Kenosha to help as an EMT, yet ended up shooting three people and not even confessing about his self defense shootings to the cops he talked to immediately after the shooting.
What did you think about Christine Blasey-Ford's crying/pouting during the Kavenaugh hearing? Real or fake?
 

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This trial gonna red pill a lot of folks.

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Kyle Rittenhouse was recorded weeks before the Kenosha shooting saying he wished he 'had my f---ing AR' to shoot at people leaving CVS, prosecutors say

Prosecutors said a newly surfaced video taken just weeks before last year's deadly Kenosha shootings captured the Illinois teenager Kyle Rittenhouse describing his wish to shoot at people with an AR-15 as they left a pharmacy.

According to court documents obtained by Insider, prosecutors are seeking to have the judge admit the video as evidence in Rittenhouse's upcoming trial. They said the video provided "crucial insight" into Rittenhouse's state of mind in summer 2020.

The 29-second video, which has been published by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, does not show Rittenhouse's face. The video was apparently filmed across the street from a CVS Pharmacy, where several hooded people could be seen rushing out and clutching items.
 

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So, he'll walk.
And like every teen that gets away with shit, he'll beging to believe he's untouchable.
He'll go on to start taking pot shots at demonstrations, Democrat campaign busses, or some such.
Until his next crime is so egregious even Trump as the Judge couldn't get him off.
Are you kidding? Your description may fit someone like George Zimmerman, but do you think Rittenhouse's crying was feigned? Would it not be, somehow immoral to cry tears like that, and then return, almost donning a cape to be a vigilante?
He didn't cry. That wasn't spontaneous. He was being questioned by the Defense. And all of that questioning is practiced. High profile defense case like this, being questioned by his own attorney, it is theater.

This was nothing but a dirty ploy to make it seem that Rittenhouse is anything but a sociopath, who allegedly went to Kenosha to help as an EMT, yet ended up shooting three people and not even confessing about his self defense shootings to the cops he talked to immediately after the shooting.
What did you think about Christine Blasey-Ford's crying/pouting during the Kavenaugh hearing? Real or fake?
People on Fox News were compelled by it.
 

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Our culture is very interesting. A white male who killed people is being compared to a sexual assault victim. It is interesting how things get turned around based on conservative identity politics. Most recently Lebron James commented on Rittenhouse seemingly fake crying (this, in context of the photo of KR being very non-remorseful and flashing the OK symbol) and now Lebron is accused of race baiting.
 

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So, he'll walk.
And like every teen that gets away with shit, he'll beging to believe he's untouchable.
He'll go on to start taking pot shots at demonstrations, Democrat campaign busses, or some such.
Until his next crime is so egregious even Trump as the Judge couldn't get him off.
Are you kidding? Your description may fit someone like George Zimmerman, but do you think Rittenhouse's crying was feigned? Would it not be, somehow immoral to cry tears like that, and then return, almost donning a cape to be a vigilante?
He didn't cry. That wasn't spontaneous. He was being questioned by the Defense. And all of that questioning is practiced. High profile defense case like this, being questioned by his own attorney, it is theater.

This was nothing but a dirty ploy to make it seem that Rittenhouse is anything but a sociopath, who allegedly went to Kenosha to help as an EMT, yet ended up shooting three people and not even confessing about his self defense shootings to the cops he talked to immediately after the shooting.
What did you think about Christine Blasey-Ford's crying/pouting during the Kavenaugh hearing? Real or fake?
People on Fox News were compelled by it.
And no one else was? Anyway, that doesn't really answer my question. I guess I can go look at that thread and see for myself what you wrote, but I think I know the answer based on your evasiveness to my question.
 

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So, he'll walk.
And like every teen that gets away with shit, he'll beging to believe he's untouchable.
He'll go on to start taking pot shots at demonstrations, Democrat campaign busses, or some such.
Until his next crime is so egregious even Trump as the Judge couldn't get him off.
Are you kidding? Your description may fit someone like George Zimmerman, but do you think Rittenhouse's crying was feigned? Would it not be, somehow immoral to cry tears like that, and then return, almost donning a cape to be a vigilante?
He didn't cry. That wasn't spontaneous. He was being questioned by the Defense. And all of that questioning is practiced. High profile defense case like this, being questioned by his own attorney, it is theater.

This was nothing but a dirty ploy to make it seem that Rittenhouse is anything but a sociopath, who allegedly went to Kenosha to help as an EMT, yet ended up shooting three people and not even confessing about his self defense shootings to the cops he talked to immediately after the shooting.
What did you think about Christine Blasey-Ford's crying/pouting during the Kavenaugh hearing? Real or fake?
People on Fox News were compelled by it.
And no one else was?
Well the GOP certainly was. Then changed their tactics after lunch because they knew she was very convincing. If she were lying, it was remarkably believable!
Anyway, that doesn't really answer my question. I guess I can go look at that thread and see for myself what you wrote, but I think I know the answer based on your evasiveness to my question.
Her testimony was very believable... and not because of any crying. It included tidbits that would have been hard to have lied about. And as I noted above, the GOP and Fox News both knew her testimony was convincing. That is why the GOP stopped treating it like a hearing with testimony and simply went on a rage angle about how evil the Democrats were.

Rittenhouse, took a footballer dive and looked at the ref (Judge). He was being questioned by his own attorney, something that would have been rehearsed, so spontaneous crying not expected.

The comparison between the two, is so juvenile it is hard to believe someone would make such a comparison. The only parallel is that Rittenhouse is trying to sell the narrative that he was the one who suffered trauma that night.
 

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And like every teen that gets away with shit, he'll beging to believe he's untouchable.
He'll go on to start taking pot shots at demonstrations, Democrat campaign busses, or some such.
Until his next crime is so egregious even Trump as the Judge couldn't get him off.
Rittenhouse isn't the problem. Or should I say he isn't the main problem.

How many cunts who should never be near a loaded gun are going to see the OAN/Newsmax translation of this case, become inspired and go out to emulate Rittenhouse? Except because they are cunts, they are going to do it juuussst a little "better"?

EDIT: Just to be clear, what I'm asking should have no impact on Rittenhouse's guilt or innocence. Nobody involved in this trial should ever feel any obligation to answer what I just asked. The usual suspects who are trying to turn this into a societal thing (much like George Floyd, but mirrored), definitely need to take a moment of self reflection.
 

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Rittenhouse isn't the problem. Or should I say he isn't the main problem.

How many cunts who should never be near a loaded gun are going to see the OAN/Newsmax translation of this case, become inspired and go out to emulate Rittenhouse? Except because they are cunts, they are going to do it juuussst a little "better"?

I was thinking along similar lines. If Rittenhouse is not held accountable in some way, I think we are going to see a number of these yahoos wading into protests with their strap on AR 15s so they can hunt "antifas". Given that it appears to me that the judge is acting as a part of the defense team, I see very little chance of Rittenhouse being held accountable.
 
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